EXERCISE AND THE TREATMENT OF DEMENTIA

EXERCISE AND THE TREATMENT OF DEMENTIA

Does exercise improve brain function in dementia? Maybe. There are theoretical reasons to believe that the failing brain might be benefitted by regular exercise. The hippocampus is an area at the base of the brain which is concerned with memory and the processing of...
EXERCISE AND THE PREVENTION OF DEMENTIA

EXERCISE AND THE PREVENTION OF DEMENTIA

Dementia, a modern pandemic Dementia is an advancing modern scourge and has recently been reported to have overtaken coronary heart disease (CHD) as the most frequent cause of death for women in the UK. For men it is still in second place after CHD. The two most...
EXERCISE AND BLOOD PRESSURE

EXERCISE AND BLOOD PRESSURE

The figure above shows the distribution of systolic blood pressure in the population. My very first Exercise Blog just one year ago was about blood pressure . Here is some more about exercise and blood pressure – please forgive some repetition. What is blood...
EXERCISE AND DISEASE

EXERCISE AND DISEASE

It is time to talk about the health-giving properties of regular exercise and of high levels of cardio-respiratory fitness. Today’s post is an introduction to the idea that your long term health depends upon avoiding the degenerative diseases of later life which...
EXERCISE AND INJURIES

EXERCISE AND INJURIES

I try to make these blogs topical, mostly reporting the results of recent investigations, trials or reports. Sometimes I am influenced by news stories which can highlight subjects of topical interest. Thus it is this week. There has been a rash of reports of sporting...
EXERCISE AND DEMENTIA

EXERCISE AND DEMENTIA

Dementia is an increasing modern scourge. It has recently been reported to have overtaken coronary disease as the most frequent cause of death for women in the UK. The two most common forms of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VD). There are...